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VOL. --NO.8..Ih
,*~Iefe-d toriy#
From Harper'H WeLdy.
"Take your places!" shouts th(
guard, watving his hand toward thE
wvaiting train
The guard wears his official cai
placed juiLltily on the curilng, oil3
locks nodorning his head, and hil
olive-tinted face with its hug<
black mustache, is noL incapable o
miles, yet hie so far departs fron
the admirable example of his Ency
lish brothier, whIose3 quiet assidii.
forms part of an unlimited capacit3
for absorbing shillings, its to ierel2
stand. his gro~und before the glasi
doors of the waiting-room, througl
wich surges an anxious throng, 3a
contents himself wi th the inj ute ion,
"Take your plaCeos."
Mr. Jeremiah 8wan, armed will
portmanteaun, umbrolla, linen coat,
and cane, has push1ed his way, glid
ed around, and inserted himself he
tween his follow-pIsseIgers with thn
cel-like celerity for which he is (is
tinguished, and when the glas:
portal slides back, he speeds wildlI
along the platform toward the train
actuated by a determination to
obtain the best place for himself,
4 Nature and circumstances hav:
adapted him to this noble end in a
unusual degree. There are no gen
(Crous impulses in the soul of Mr
Swan likely to impel him to rasi
deeds, and there is not a superflu
ous ounce of flesh on his frame to
1impede a swift ru11sh1 to all grolnd:
of vantage over his fellow-ereatures
Accordingly, when panting huinani
ty, enculmbered with children, wrap;
and bags, reaches the parficula
railway carriage in which our travel
er has alrenty ensconed himself. .i
is no marvel, that lie is discovered t
have chosen a place by the windov
in reference to sin. the einders an,'
the landscape, and isi prepared to
beam on tOhose who come after hi
with a tiumphant secse of personi
What becones of those Iir'-c'is:
passengers who find 110 vacant win
dow, much less any seat at all - D<
they' melt away altogether from thn
depot, like moring mist in tLh
sunshine, or are they wedged int,
.second-elass carriages, family tie
Tuthlessly severed by the inexorabb1
guard of the the olive coml) plexiol
Mr. Jeremiah Swan, traveling agen
for the great Amereliall honse o(
Moon's Polish, ui ther knows no
cares, since h liw been able to miako
his own little arraingemennts fol
4 -cIomfort and ease. Nevertheless, h4
c ists a speu llative eye on his fituro
.comip-mIn.i mg.
Elnter Mofn.sieur rind Mudrone o
-tho oni,-e bourp.1 ; law-innday.
who Ieluctant ly acce(pt the otlhe;
Window, where sash and cur'taiiln ar(
speedily closed to presm've'
.latter's black dress and featthei
trimmings from dust andi sun.
'renhll wonumrn will enI-dur'e- mil
.mnartyrdom of discome fort IIthel
than mar her toilet. EInter a stou
'Gerni., who plumps down opposit
Mr'. Swani, flushed, lorsp8Jirling, am<1
~onver ting his st rawi hat init > a fan
Enter an1 apop0lectic 1( oldEngl isl
.genltlemnan, with I an apljOhectie wi f
"Bless moy soul! No other p':ace !'
gr'umbles paLter'famlilias. "WXillI th<
hieat be0 too miuch for yfou, Mahriai ?'
"I1 can not end(uroe it, I am vor
.sure," gasp~s materianiliias. "Good
neOss knows how they manage miat
.ters out of England now!1"
"Try 5sec11 d-class," suggests ti:
"I neOver travel seCon1 1. lasxs," ire
?urns the wife, with dlignity.
"Oh, iimnna, lea(se' to get ii
here:, or we shall be left." impllloret
daughter, hovering 01) the step,
Visioni of ]oviliness, in ai caIvaliel
'straw hat andl~ black man(13tle.
TIho potent spells of femuinimd
'chamis have long been s;ung nm
.rhymue andl told inl story. .Per'hap:
lihe homage) paid themi hats passet
awi~ay from earth. with the miiinstre
h~ardls themnselve 4. The sweet, im
'ploring eye~s andI blooming face o
the English girl ma~de no0 more im
pression ont the chivalrousx souls o
Mr. Swatn 01' his German r/l ri
ib-m as if they land boon graLvi
idols instead of men01. "You don'i
clatch me3( giving upi miy seatL to the
(old womanL1 ;hlt her stay at home,'
r'eflectas Mfr. Swan1, anid heonmes
uperciliously absor'bed in ./I.
tGzaulois, although his knowledge o
F~rench is somiewha~t dlefective
It is not until the dowager, with
rebellious r'ustlings of her pur'ph
llomeesM amnd adljustmenmt oif veil anu
bonnet strings~ habout acrmo
counltenanclo., has t-iken a m1iddil
seat, that Mr'. Swan obs1orve:
the eighth p)assenger', who 1111
slippe)d inl quiietly dulring t0: 111o
motion inlcidenlt to setlhng the othec
inmates. He is a tall, thin imim
eccentric in eostumie, with wyhiit<
fatigue shoes on his feet, ai silk hat
which lhe exchanges for a Turikisl
fez with dangling tassel, andh a 1.trgt
ring on tho third linger' of the lof
hand conitaininig the op descent stomo
known inl india as ai "cat's-eye.
Whether it is the ray of rosy ligh
in the jewel which attracts Mr
Swan's attention, or1 somel striking'
individuality in theo wearer', ho it
unable tlol dec'ide, bult fronm sheci
force of pulzzled inqpiry lhe revert;
to the tall thin man again and
The train moves away . and
Boulogno-sur Mor, with the bathor
already on the beach, the skateir
already preparing for another da)
of aimless circling around tLe rink,
the English tourists already flockinp
toward the Etablissemnont for a
morning gossip, is left behind in th<
hot sunshine, Napoleon I. in bronz
gaizing over across the waters from
his pedestal on the cliff toward tl<
England he failed to coniuor.
There is little conversation in thc
raihvay carriage; the Freinch couph
quietly simmer in their corner, and
madamo's black dress is preserved
the apoplectic English papa pants
the English mama, with symuptoini
of asphyxiia, gazos at the roof of th(
conveyance, which resenbles p
padded box without ventilation ; th
tall thin man dozes ; and Mr'. Jere
miah Swan, by a happy iinsj)irltioF
(liscoveriig that a draught endan
gors his right car, pulls )up the sid(
sash, thus eonsiderably increasinn
the discomfort of his fellow cre.
"I shall die!" exclaims the Britisli
matron, waving her large far
Perhaps Mr. Swan would lowei
the window again, but for soveral
very powerful reasons with one ol
his organization. In traveling or
the Continent he is especially (el
siirous of appearing (fu faU with t.h
situlatiOl, an1l he iias HO C'r been
eminently successful in claiming thc
bost for himself, with tihe ai(d of coin
of the realn. Again, he is a man ol
sma1l wits, prolul of tie conlidenc
reposed in his own sagacity by the
propriietors of Moon's Polish, proud
of his business knowledge and pow.
era of penetration in dealing witti
humanity. Altogether he feels him
self to be equal to any emergonev,
and intends to impress others wifli
the fiet as well. Always equal tc
theemrgeniy, Mr. Jeremiahi Swan,
wit t[ie tall thiin man gaLzin g at you
stealthily throuigh his 3yelashes.
The erimm traveler feels the
Waste of tissue. lHo prolduces ii
pocket flask of Rhine I wile, a Ioil
Iand a sansage; his fat cleck
wrinkle into ia Smile as his aimoutt:
"I wAit not for ze buff'et all
Amiens,," he- says to Mlr. Swnii.
No, retunis the latter, al'.ibly
Ther's inothing like knowing how
to travel in all oun('oitries. I am11 ar
old travelecr myself."
The Eiglish imp prlise up hi
lips and frowns ; the Eiglisl
matron's face assumes still mnore th<
purple hue of hr own flounces ; thI
tall thin num's face twitches as il
with i smpprs.-led smile. All tli
landse:tje scems to shimber in tl
Iheat.. Soil of brown and chroln
tints iiterspersed with fitids'of gohl
el graina, wlhere reiapers toil at th<
- harvest, :md'. thatece otages. Or
On Ioriz:i sctanids a windilhl, or
the other the sea makes up ii
-im:irshes lnd ereek's, IId the sali
b. uu comens fr sh fronm that sani
tarinaiim of the coast, Berek.
At last Montireuil is reached, and
tko British iaiitron deseemls to tht
plhatform like ai bomiibshiell; pr'oteast
ihng thait she is suff'ocatinmg, and wil]
go aniywhmer.e else if she isonly per1
I mitted to br'eathie.
"We can't all be0 first,' Mr. Swau
remairks. withia little enekling laugh,
iand lalces his umbirellai on the seat
lately occupied by the pr~etty Eng.
hishm girl.
At Abbe)ville the Germiian (lep-irts;
at Amnieus time French couple fol.
"I call this coimfIortable," s iys Mr.
Swan, with a sigh of samtisfactionm.
TI e tall thin nmn makes some
gi umb~ling, iwitrt ieulaf e response,
andl settles hlimiself for a nap. Mr.
Swan gazes at the two little spaceS.
omrrrinsertedl in tihe opposOit<
wvall, wvith tihe notice, in Fr'enmch,
English and Glermnan att'iched:
"lin case5 o f any extraordinary
emergency rec iniriing the( aitten tior
of th e guard, the passHeniger is ire.
quested to break the glass with his
elbow, pull the tag inclosedl, attachied
to the~ engine, amnd signal wit~h hiF.
arm from the right-hand window. 1i
at passenger ~lceks the traini withoul
suilicient cause, lhe wvill beoprosecuted
by law."
I"We do things bettm'r thau thiS.
in Anierica ; the open car is safer,
and has more air. Howv is a man te
signal the engine and wave his hand
from the window if he is being mur
dere'd for instance t" Mr. Swani
meiditaites, wi th a yawn, and also dlis
poses5 himself for at nap.
He may have slept mninutes oi
hours, s-> compl1leto has been hiS.
oblivion, whoni a hot bro.-th scorche
his cheek, and a voice hisses ini his
"Snakes !"
"Where ?" As lie opens is eyes,
with a start, Mr'. Hwan inivohmitarily
dlrawis up his~ feet from possilo con.
ac wihreptiles. The tall man is
no longer r'ecogniizab l' ;lhe has cast
his foz uponm the floor, his hair' bris
tles onm his hieadl, his features are
subiject to frighmtful contortions, and]
he sits plering into his solitar'y com
palnioun's face with a most blood(1
cuirdlhing expression.
"Snakes !" he repeats, in the same
hissing whisper-"anakes and rats!'
"Oh, I guess not," returns Mr'.
Swan, soothingly, his pi'evious sur
avey of thme floor' now concentr'ating
in the tall thin maii.
"Snakes anid rats in thn nsti
tower, where the wind moans and the
ghosts walk at midnight. Hark I"
The speaker, vibrating from a droary
mnonlotonio to sulddon, lectrified at
tention, hurls himself to the other end
of the carriage, and presses his fore
head against the glass, if his life de
ponded onl discerningf. somo1 pasing
Mr. Jeremiah Swan feels a creep
ing chill descend his spine as lie
watches his erratic companion ap
prehlnsively. Who is he? Whore
did lie come from ? What will he
do next '? This last (uestion is
answered abnost before framed. Tie
tall thin nim tifrown back his hoeid,
with a loud laugh of iiiiiiite derision,
kieels. and gizes under each sent
successively, until lie reaches Mr.
Swaii, to w hom ho makes a lucid ox
plalnation of the singular lanuvro:
"I thotght Ite waIts here."
"Who ?" questions Mr. Swan, with
ill-concealed anxiety.
"Never mind. Well, if you 1mUst
know, the Tower executioner. Ho
promised to come." 'h1e stranger
then seats himself o)l)osite his fel
low-psssenger, iand placing hands on
knees, brings his face on a level with
that of Mr. Swan, asking, briskly,
Sir, are you the Shah of Persia ?"
"No, 1 mil not," respond Mr.
1Swan, dubiously, and unable to per
e iv any humor in the questiou.
All the instructions respec tilng
the treatment of the insano he has
ever heard crowd into his mind and
bewilder him. The tall thin man is
evidently mia( ! In vain Mr. Swan
tries to fix and quell his rolling eye
--i vain endeavors to follow the
other's movements. Tle situation
is certainly a grave one.
"It is false 1" shouts the strange
creature, in tones that cause Mr.
Swan to jump nervously. "I knew
you froim the lirst, Shah-in-Shah, aid
you are doomed, for I can not al
ways be deceived. Al ! you turn
pale, nolser-Oant ! I tel you thalt I
recogm1ize you Iuider all disguises
and im any garb. When the traui
stops we shall bo (ulits."
My good mn11, you aro mistakeln
ql1.vers Mr. Swan, feeling furtively
for the door handle.
Not so, wretclied tyrant. Do you
know me now ? I muu the avenger.
Wa~s not my belovedl seiized onl t.he1
Persi-tn frontier and sawni asunder'
because rth( called yo a rattlepate,
i onke ? Anl you ask me for
mere~y-me !" The spe:Lker's voico
rises to such a elimax of fury with
etach word, as he towers aho1,o Mr.
Swan, arms gesticulating, featilres
convulsed witui rage, lat the other
parries al anticipated bow. Blit
the avenger does no0t strikie. Hie!
withdrew to the othor end of the
carriage wxith a cunning smile.
muoutling and ( gibberi'ing, and takes
from ai embroidered sheath an
Orient-l knife of <bizzling steel. At
first he contents himself with snatch
(!S Of wild song, de'lamlation, poeti
cul recitations. Mr. Swani is con
gratulat ing limioeif on being forgot
ten when, with the samo enning
smile, the tall thin man feels the
i keen edge of his knife. andll moves
stealthily toward his corlplalion.
"What. do yon want ? ' deimids
MTIr. S want, incoherently, sear cely
abIlei to beldieve the evidence of his
"J lood !" nolltters the avenger, ini
a frightful voice, still mlovinig for
ward with that sujpressed, stealthy~
IAll that a mnt 11has will lhe give for
Is life. Mr. Swan, at last thorough
ly aroused to his <langer, withI onie
bound breaks the' glass of the litule
mirror in tile wail, pull1s thle bell
(desperately, and thusts his~ arml) out
of the right-hand window. 'T1e tratin
stops5, heads 1pop otut of other car
riliges, guairds imisten to ft rescue.
Wthat have we here ! T1hie tIlI thin
man, cool al composl1!ed, Pits readjing'
at neOwspatpe-, his fez re'stored on his
h eadl anid MrtIi. Swani, oppoiite, ceager
ly, excitedly tells his St0''o ry i broken
French. His life has1 beeni thtreat
onied with a knife. 'iTie tall thin
man(1 is a raving lunatic,. He, Mr.
Swanh, just reached thon hell in timec
to escape Ibein mulrei'Alths
and much miore, the guards hiear
scowlinigly. Othier passengers
cluster alboult thle door)1. TIhie
tatll thlin man11 glanlces with qjuiet
compass5;ioni at Mr i. Swa~n ;thenr
sufflered1 fromn frighitiln his~ sleep--he
Imauy not be0 uisedI to travel--and1
snatched itt the bell hefore I could
prevenlt him. Surely lie (enn1 not say
that I have touched him ?" Oh, the
cunnling of mianiacs!
'"How da~re you !"' begins Mir.
Swan, turn'us ple, anid pauses5 in
utter confusion. D)uig hlis miost
ex travaganit ravinigs amnd thbreatening~
gestieultionis the till thin muan has
inot once'( to)uched him. Is there
method in) sutch maiess~i~~?
All eyes rivet on Mr. Swan ais he
rep~eaits his story. How t.one and
inadequai11te that story sounuds, with
the guards(I m-cowlinig, the palssengers
smiling incredulously, andit the voice
of the British m itrona heariid from an
adljacent carllrialge-"I am11 glad of it.
The brute I" Fromi which (comament
only the most patiiful inferences cIan
bo drawn as to the stateo of a char-i
table lady's feelings. A gentleman
stops5 forwvard aind greets tho tall
thlin muan. "Why, it iS M---. How
are you ?" Then, with somne rapid
oxplatnation to the gatards' ovid1ently
intendode~ to produce a favorable im
prosSion as8 regards Mr. Swan's
enemy- the gentlnman getia in thn
carriage and shakos hanids with tli
maniac. "I thought you wvero star
ring in the provines. What's th<
row hero 7"
Thus is Mr. Swan left in th<
lurch. A wild impuilse to escapt
possesses iiiii, checked by manii"
hands. Ho is in all enemys coutry,
an1(d has made a direful inistako. H
might talk himself blind and hoarme
und his audieneo would simply smile
"I havo told the truth," he asicver
ittes, although the giards are talking
with excited animation, and otheli
paeongers turn a-wiy. The tall
thin man evon intercedes good,
hunioredly ; the guards, deephl
iftrinuted and incensod, threatein
Jercimiah Swan vWith iue and impris
ilnaon t.
When Paris is reached, behold
'ur much crestfallen traveller, re.
viled, ridieuled and despisedl, in tih
Custody of the gendarimes, wilik
the t-ll thin man follows, aceomupan
ied by his friend, having previoisl
l;ossed away it toy weapon of Oriii
tad workmanship.
"If you hl American ears, Huch0
things could not happen," says Mr.
Swan to the leiarest gen darme,
whose responise sCcoms to suggest a
lack of the Engfrlish language.
The tazll thin manexplains matters
LO him friend for th first time. "I
could not resist the temiiptation, your
lorlship. I havo discovered thait
uturo has adapted me for tragedy,
ud I have mistakon my calling hith
mrto. We must got the beggar off.
I did not anticipate his going to
such extr'emes, and, on my word, his
fright wais most extraordiniary."
This Mr. Swan pursues hi.-; way
in this glorious fashion, and the tall
tIhin inui, eccentric in costumo, with
the Eastern gem on his finger,
flows to avert the serious resilts
of his joke.
The Careful Man.
Soon after noon yesterday a
stranger entered a Woodyard
ivenue hardware store and asked il
they kept shinigli nails there. Be.
ing iniformmed that they had a dozen
kegs on hand, lie further imired
"Are theiy genuine shinglo naih
or only imi tatiomw?"
"They are shingle nails, ol
"Let me oee them."
A handful was place. on the
counter before him, and lie tooli
sever'al nails to the door where hi
coiuld get a stronp- light. Aftei
scanmg h them horoughliy ie teste(
t wo or three beCween his teeth
tL ied to bend - them between hit
fingers, and said
"WOll. they seem to be all right
and I'll take live pounds. I don'i
wait to appelr. capOtiOus, but ]
bought some shingle natils alontg
here0 soiewlere about a month ago
cirried cteii home, und what do yoi
sippose they tuirnied out. to be ?"
"Six-peinies ?" auswevred th<
"No sir. They woro shoe-pegm
sir !
"That was strange," mused the
''And another time when I order
ed shingle nails," continued1 th<
stranger, "tIle ('hlr pitt up foni
stove-iand~lets, thriee itnumeg gr'atr
da oflee-miill. Can~t I huild
coiw-shed( out o f coffeoe-mills ? Cmn
IL shingle a barn with stove-hiandles
(Can I chlphoard1 a smtoke housec witi
niuttmeg grters ?'
is erk.
"'Ando aniotheri tie when I asker
foir shtingle' nai lsII hey' putt m11 ull
four corn'i-poppe~rs and1( ai imatth afe
These thinigsi hatve suink dleep inito
myi~ soul1, atnd you insn'ft blamejo mut
for se'mintg patrtiiubir. Now thiest
"Of courise."
"'Shingle niails ?"
"dus nt writo if oni thuis catrd and1(
~ive mie your' namew, the nme of th(
fir'm, the number1)0 (of thiis58 store andi
thle date o(f the mtontth. .j don't
wvan t to muake tr'oubhlc, bunt if I findo
when igget hiome ac hat, you ha uve~ put
rne up haith-bricok andtt harn'Iess-snatpLa
it thie p~hree' of shingle nails, I'll
'omeu' back here andh mtako it warms
or~m you !
A DraIve E'ngincor'.
As an exeursion t rain of eighiteen
heavily loaded ears oni the Ver'miont
hiivision of the Portlantd and( Ogdents
Buurg r'ailroad had coummnenced the(
lescent of a heavy gr'ade, betwoon
S4t. Johns)buriy and the Connetientl
r'iver, the engineer deser01iod thre
enttle upon the track just in ad
vane of him. To drive or frighiter
them from thue tr'ack, 01' to seasona
bly stop the tr'ain, was impossiblo
Instanitly hoe decidled upon01 li
roiur'se. He sent the firemuan f<
disconneeitt his enigineo and1( fted
from the train, whistled "dowi
b~rakes," and( with ftull steamif on1
phit~med forwardli'( alonte, and wit h th<
feamrful impeotus thius gined~m~ threv
thte cattle fr'om the tirack. Hie Ihme
riuietly allowed the train to overtakh<
hitm again, conneted it and 'onl
tinned on, lisa passnigers kniowin1
nothinig of the fearful danigeri they
had escaiped by his~ bravory, his
qjuic'k w it, and his fidelity to
The College at Dun WVost is in
very flour'ishinmg condition, consider
inrg the hem1 Limna~
Addreas of Governor Hampton.
Cori.unuA, S. ., Nov. 22, 1876.
To the 'erple o/iof uth Carolina:
The Board of Stato Canvasseiors1
have, by their unprecedoitod action
to-day, shown tnot only their con
tempt and defiance of the Supremo
Coriti of the State, but their utter
disireg'ard of their own of0ico and
integyrity. While tho grave ques
tion dotermining the rosult of the
recent olection were pending before
the 8upriomo Court, composed of
thr0o Jud1gos bolonging to the
Republican party, and ill direct
violation of the ordere of thin tri
bunal, the Board have issued cortifi
cateii of cloction to tho Republican
Prosidontial oloctors and to Repuib
lican SLatto ofliors, and have rofused
to givo (ortifiect!s to Doiocratie
members of the LegiRahiture, shown
by thle rotuin of tlii., iaettno board to
have beon elected in the countieu of
Edgetiold and Laiuron. 'This high.
hande(d otr111ag11 i w ll caluated to
ar-ou1se the in;dgnatin of our long
stfo'riTg peop-ile, butI I assuL-o them
that this daring and Ievolut .n1mry
act of th 13Jard canl have no cg '
force whatevor. I appeil to yu,
therofore. in the fullest confidence
that thie lippoal villnot be uTAhitioded,
that you will maintain, evoln undeir
these provocatioii, your character
of an orderly and la-abiding peo
During the mpast Oxciting politi
cal CaInviaso3, you havu itudiously
avoided ovou the semblance of a
purpos;O to tisturb thlu public poace
or to transgress th law. Your
cause, and it, is the canso of con
stitutional govermuont of the coun
try, has boon carried to the highest
courL of tie State, and weo are willing
to abido by its docision, fooling as
sured that thii tribunal will see that
tie laws shall bo onforced and
justiceO secured.
The Hon. Abram S. Howitt bag
written tie following lettor to Gon.
Wado Haipton
N te-w Yonx, Nov. 24, 1876.
MYg JJear Sir Your admirable
address to the people of South Caro
lina is the subject of uliiversal comn
imeidation here. In fact, tho 'pru
dellee, the forbearanco and self
control of your peoplo unuder the
inost exasi;orating provocation, ifs
beyond lit] praise. I can only trust
Chat in the exciting ituation ill
which you will find yoursolf next
week, no outbicak will occur. It ill
ah-host too much to expeet that there
will bo no indiscreot men in South
Carolina who may provoke a col
linion, but, novortheless, the provi.
donceo of God has so far guided you
an1d your poople in all your diflicul
tics, that your friends rest in calm
contlhileneo upon) the wisdom and
good fortuno whieh- have so far at
tended your attionsi.
You may rest assired that your
Northern brethirenl haRv conlsoerated
themselves to the work of your de
liverance, and will iever coatSo their
efforts 11111il you are restored to tha
freed->m wherewith you woro made
free by the labors and sacrilices and
wisdom of your forefathiere.
Go~d give' you and yonr peoplo~ all
the wisdom and all the, paftienei(O
neteded1 in this hour of trial, and1( this
crisis of. the destiny of our common
We have full faith in tho justice
of the people of the United States,
and wec do not enteortain adoub11 t of the
final verdiet, which they will palss
uiponm the oceurrences of the last two
weeks. Tfhe verdict will suirely vi.1
diente their miajoesty, andu will re
estaldish free goverinment uploni a
lasJtinig basis5.
1 lmve hte honmor to beu, ver~y ro~
tipoctfuily, your obedient servant,
Anm S. HJuwerm r,
Ch~Iairmian Nat'l. Demn. Conna lii It e0.
(Gen. Wa'~mde H ampilton), Comhgmu bia, S. C.
Roscued fro'ni 3!m Grave.
A nasty4 , d ieojored and( wm non11
lea he iin ekeab ook was sent. to the
U~ni ted Sbt":4 treasiury, w Uth the
following.. afhldvit, from Arkansas:
"W'XXhuJi ploing muy Iiiehl .l lost myr,
note, at .W50 andi a 820 N(-: yearI
wv (1 hennlowing the s-unue fi iii 1 uu.i
cartheud it. I tsendu it and( its c''n
Id e-n fr Ui nientiienat ion." Th
pockethouok wais given to ai lai ty. who
is a greatI expert. She carefu'ly
reov'.ed th(e110( uohlan derlir, huf,
alas ! 1.he1 legal teondour hadu not ben
p~roof agauinst frost and rain and
ear'thly muold. There wero only a
few b)lack crumbs in place of the
(*risp, fresh notos. The lady took
1tissue paper the siz'u of ai grecimbaick.
particles, an 1, as if by magi4.p, she(
reognizedl at letter here and( there.
Th'1lese sher stuick on t issile paiper
with iiuiilago, until *iho found a
cluo by which shie co~uld identify
each1 note. She proved that they
woro notes5 of the Nat ional Bank of
Baltimore, Mdl. and1( by her knowi
(udge and1( patieunce 8)h( caused the
-notes to b)e redeomed by now ones,
andl the farmer has not lost a cent
by panting bank notes, thugh his
Crop) has not increased.
Iw was a New Jersey wife who
said: "ify dear, if you can't really
drink La:1 cofree withouti abusing
me, how is it that you can always
-jdrink bad whiskey without abusing
i the harkeeper ?"
Opinions of the Pross.
Tho following extracts, taken from
loading Now York papors, show to
sono extent what is thought of the
the action of the Stato Board of Can.
'Tho //erald says "This is very
sharp practico. If the Supro m
Court cannot support its authority,
which the board havo defied, thcj
Stiato must be counted for lHayo m
The audacity of this ict bctratyls
groat desporation. If undone, in the
cours8O of justice, it will stand as a
fonimltal til finmy.
Tho Post (Rep.) says: "Thobest
thing the South Carolina board of
Canlvassers (ca1n do is to roasHemble.
Th counr y will not bo sati.stled
with proeelings which look like
Sharp.1 practi(.o. WN ( admiit that tho
Supreme Court itself is not freo
froum a suspicion of shalrp practice.
No appeatrance (f judicial sharp
practice, however, cnnl (xclse tho,
sharp11) priactic of the) clnvassors. Inl
til iirSt pla.iels the conse1rvative
(Opinion of .it omintry domandillsi re
ipet. for the jinlglnooni of tho con
slitutoeo '? tri s and it iq hottor
that a dovitiioni whiebi is wrongll shall 1
be obeyed thain that it sholid be
disobecd, men to coiri i righlit
end. 11t) pr( oledi'' kn y'esterday in
SouIth Carol1ina il not vonvince the
country that the canvamin ho;lues"t
andli fair."
'VT Tim. (.un.) 0.., : "The
South Carolimt board of cnivassers
ha:Lvo reen'Ognlize l sI1OWha9t. Iate1 their
mistiake inl subui tting their action to
theroviow allcolLrot of the Supreme
Court. In issuing its ordurs to a
judicial body of entirely indopend
out jurisdietion, that Oourt was
guilty of a manifost usurpation, and,
ill consenting to argue the case ho
fore the Court, the board of can
vassers gave those orders an appear
anceo of validity which could not
othorwise have boon claimed for
them. The clear intention of the
majority of the Hupreno Court was
to do the work of the Democrats at
what-everi sacrifice of coilstitiutionlal
right and common justice."
The World (Dem.) says; "Tho
board of canvyasiOrm yesterday stolo
the olectoral vote of that Stato
openly from thi Supremn Court,
with tho avowed objOt of offoring it
to Hayes. The robry waFs brazon
und shimieless, and it rests with the
American peaOpiO to decido whether
they will sillronldor the control of
their government to such hand-, or
maintatin their liberties, iolf-rosipeoet
and prosperity 1)y enforcing the
remheidies of the law against a lawless
conspiracy without parallel in our
Pitching Twenty-Dollar Gold Pieces.
While the dis~puto was in progrs,09
Sim Ornidoff and Joe Stewart sot up
ia couple of pegs in the ground, and
began to piteh half dollars. A crowd
gathred about 1h pegm, and the
pitching was so abominably bad that
half ia dozen moro took a hand in, )y
the kind permission of James and
Joseph, who immediately began to
develop 80om1 exeClhent, pitchling, anid
rak~ed inl tile pots1 alterniatoly, to tile
surprlisO of abou~it a dozen 2m101 who(
eniter'ed the gamlo unider' tho imrfi1e5
510o1 thazt they haid something soft.
Alli nltereist inl the race was no0w lost,
and eachb pitchi was~ hiled witht a
uhbout of derision or au bursvt of ap
lausei5. TJ'ie way3 tile two( original
plit.c113her bgan 1to gafthler ill aL hafrvost
(of silver was1 a- cauion11)1. Fin~ally it
was suggested thtt, they pitcih twen%
tv dolir gold pieces, and this change
of p~rogramml1e hadh a thlinnring effect
grach iimily a pretty stiff game13 devel
oped, beginining at two dlollars andl~
a hlf aL pitch, antd graduially crawl
ing up to twenty dollars. Onuly ono
pot of this kind, ho'we'vor, wats played.
f~lf a dozeni ltwon23ties had11 boon
lanideud w~illi 1 radius of six uinces
of the( pog, wheni ~Jo0 Stowart, whot
had1 ret1ired on)1 is iorei'ls, was asked
if hie waiibed a'oy of it. After taking
IL efuil sulrvey3 of the ebanLIces, wh:ich
were' desper)tlltt', ll) drew3. aL twenty
from his~ p)oket , and0, with aL calIcuIli
the peg. Th'iere wasl( a ii hurrah,
and11 of ~ourso5( Jloe, w.ith his prover
btial generos01ity, Iro mteds thet cro0wd(..
Vifiia (Jit| Ch1lronlic/e.
On Thullrs hyr, aftornoon Mrs.
Caroline S. B rooks, of A rkansas,
w.1holso butter' 5culpjture ha1 beenCf 0one
of the c'uriositie ISOf tile woman~f's
building, made(1 a temporary studio
of 1th0 judges' hall, and in the1 pres
once of the judges, somfo mtomboe
of the conunlision~, tihe board of
f'-mee, mnembers of thin pressl, and
other in)vited~ guests, exoented a line
headL~ inl buttor. T1heo butter was
churned in thle butter' anld c'hoeso
buIihling on Thlursday miornling. Its
gennmiencssI was attested-if that
were nlecessar3y to satisfy unholieovora
-hy3 thle commlfissioneors from Ohio
and1( Missouri, wvho saw it made, and(
by the judges anld audlienco, whlo
wore permitted to taste it. Mrs.
Brooks p)latced her butter..howl on
the top of the chlurn, and first using
the ordinary butter paddle, to give
sh LpO to the golden muass, then the
finer paddle and cedar sticks, in
the couirse of an houir and a half of
q uiet work, another beautiful
Iolanathe was framed in tile milk-pan.
.-Philadeipkia centuru.
Genoral Sherman on the Criti8.
A Washington (impatcll, datod
November 16th, says: General
shoruau, in an interview to-day,
iaid :
"Everything ia very quiet in the
South. All the rif clubs have dis
perRed, so far as I cani hear. I do
not approhenld alny trotlblo from the
Southern1 people. They are all quiet
and law-abiding, and apparently dis
pose(d to he guided) by their friandt
at the North."
"In canso of there being trouble
next Marcl, you will have a great
responsibility Vinust upon yotir
Hhlouldors, Gonel'al ?"
"I don't know. My God, I lopo
thero is not. going to ho any troitble.
I on't noW 1tpprelhIdlhI 1Nv.
filudl try to do mvN du11h *always."'
A geileian pro'lni* with i'w
eintit'led 'Falloun Empir ml hi'is
arpassed nrear) Ge'n. :hm-wl.:]
asiked him if ho di f not, t hink our
Co11tst)ry V 'i i rint <mlagr or
beilln agaii ren hvfct b'ns andti
ruhined in i biscomin' coitt.. c.
"ilNtc" i aid hnrms brie v. low
ing' i t eAmlOur of sn t il Iis
mo t, ietl' )0i fash11it' -ou r teim ty
i' to Hpull oe dirut wa 'xn. --
"Bit," sAt the phnilosoph r i f
'Fallen Emipirs, , ov'. vo.-hk
our prosetoyteand Imibo a
m0 rue sen f1tdo' ov m t t,
lithe EiiVnnilish1 rd nl(iuii
"Noi," ro-felfirled byhGun. N.}olii y..
pleniar no mSuepherihtr :l0o,
t to smething m work (ur uadtS
tniesd uier l.u pres nt w1 :llOV
constitution. Our form Of goINvern.
mnt midy beo odil inl tilin, but
its spirit will over rot the v.mI0:
hictgo T .i
Wa Chamlborlain Elctod.
1Dospatch tho the Nows larI C'rier,
u ariat, IS. C., Nov. 22.-Tle
startling rumor m ntioned by four
Columbia correspondent, thIt'iJlTgo
Green wasf clcted Governor two
yearsH ago, but was Counted Ont by
the canvasing boarn aof t Chabel
lain, iis confirmod by Gen. Jolm 13.
Dennis, who, inl September las,
tol thud sam thing to tihlt tuder
signed in proloni o of two or moro
Il inl aditorial publis hed inthlio
Trum nutherni, o a the 2-ih Octo
bor, the fact wasbrought ouit,ls tho
following extract will show r
"Do the secholarly ft hamberltin
rtad history no botter than to call
Brutus anh assasmii '? Docy ho not
know that neither Tartiquinius
Suporbus nor Appius Claudiu fell
by the hand of anl onomy Y The for
mor, liko the Tarquin of South Caro
lina, ideavormd to retin by tynan
ny the power which le h( oebtined
by fralud ; for be it knl own, to tll
otornal shamio of Daiil 11. Cham.
berlain, aorted upon the authority
of Gth. J. 3. Dlnni, as iL uling R.
piblicea politit'tiani', thati)ti Mait
eilacstts Yanke was not lost1h1o.
by the votes of the people of thli
state, but merely sitolo Hie offico
from the good and honest Joh n T.
Gren, who had a manjority of tho
votos polled at Cot Ieletion of 1874,
t')HEd'11 H 'itor r Sui~thn
Ink lth) fo1tii,'itllogltr Governor~t
illamp hton(t expressesiit alt wishtat ill
telaf t the air daugil'Shter of';
wouth adole inawoitt as ai mark oft
rnderengad o gardiecl willse lito
my atighetion has jut beencall
to ai, very koinpopitiyoun, md
wome of he Sae) iob join 1i'n
Io needi~ notAsaye hote atpl tii is
poposietion,. ha .,tourbed1my hatr.
t ator anoharlar to h nfl tbe.
Nions underoohch wmy fritn.! t fl
pad me,( anwihth ta thergn.I 187 th
cnser ei'as eithe grai1al
nort Tnreton, whn hichm to
pake nuther aationuint it bTh
dt in the gofio sutonle t
min lun meo win grunies ah-t,
ofthe Sheipti anof myself posiC
Throom tion Th oftoml~ tati l
and rtgar moumyntn will tisfyQ
Th fagivmng "lwmpAno!ycn.

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